The Trumpet Calls. Norman Lindsay, 1879–1969 Aust.
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The Trumpet Calls

c1918. Colour lithograph, signed in image lower right, 85 x 61cm. Slight foxing, old creases. Framed.

Text continues “W.A. Gullick, Govt. Printer, Sydney.” Held in AWM; NLA.

“A soldier sounds his bugle for assistance on the front line while civilians listen in the background. Norman Lindsay…joined the Sydney Bulletin magazine as a staff artist, 1901-09, 1910-23 and 1932-58. During the First World War he produced jingoistic cartoons and pro-conscription posters.”

“Recruitment posters were in abundant supply in Australia throughout the First World War. Australia relied solely on voluntary recruits to serve in the AIF. Compulsory military service, or conscription, for eligible men was in force in Australia from 1911, however, these forces were for home defence and could not be used to serve in a war overseas. Following the initial rush of men to recruit in 1914, enrolments dropped, leaving federal and state governments to devise sophisticated campaigns to boost numbers.” Ref: AWM.

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Item #CL200-8

Price (AUD): $9,900.00  other currencies

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